Paris: Olympia Press, (1959). First Edition. Wraps. 12mo. Original green printed wraps in dust-jacket. Second state with price cancellation to rear wrapper. Dustjacket worn with edgewear and chipping, especially to spine tips. Book has some faint sunning to edges. Spine creased. Rear hinge cracked. Good overall, but presents well. Good / good. Item #23944
First edition of Burroughs' Beat masterpiece, a landmark novel that led to several important court decisions on indecency and censorship. Certainly Burroughs' best-known work (it was successfully adapted by David Cronenberg into a fine film of the same name), it is also arguably Burroughs' best and most enduring as well. The Traveler's Companion Series No. 76, featuring am iconic jacket design by Burroughs. One of 5000 copies. A highspot of 20th century American literature. [Kearney 5.76.1]. [Maynard & Miles A2.a].